The Spectator Magazine

The Spectator’s mission is to entertain, inform, delight and infuriate our readers. From politics to culture, current affairs to reviews, a wide range of topics are intelligently commented on each week.

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- The Spectator app is free to download. Purchase single editions or subscribe to The Spectator app and receive a one-month FREE trial.
- Read each issue every Thursday morning before it goes on sale in the shops.
- Download the magazine and read it offline, on the move.
- Each issue is supplemented by our Spectator podcast. Move seamlessly within the app between the two.
- Navigate the app easily using the contents bar and skip to your favourite section.
- Share articles via email, Facebook and Twitter.
- Store and access your back issues or store individual articles in your personalised scrapbook.


You can purchase an auto-renewable subscription directly from iTunes. The subscription will include the current issue and all past content if you do not already own it as well as every new issue.

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An annual subscription for £89.99.

Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. This subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period, your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. The cost of the renewal will match the initial subscription price. You can manage your subscriptions through your Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.

A subscription through iTunes is only valid for The Spectator app and does not entitle you to additional digital content available on The Spectator website.

‘British magazines are awful (The Spectator excepted)’ – New York Observer

The Spectator Magazine App Description & Overview

The applications The Spectator Magazine was published in the category News on 2012-10-24 and was developed by The Spectator (1828) Ltd. The file size is 34.59 MB. The current version is 4.0 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

What's new?

We've updated The Spectator's app to give you a simpler, faster reading experience. Our easy to navigate storefront allows you to quickly download your favourite and most recent issues.

• Listen to the Spectator podcast
• Choose to automatically download new editions when connected to Wi-Fi
• Automatically archive editions you haven't read in a while to free up space on your device
• Save your favourite pages and articles to your own scrapbook
• Better font resizing options
• Share articles via social media and email
• Long hold on an edition to quickly archive it

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The Spectator Magazine Reviews


UK Politics & Culture for Cosmopolitans...  CosmoPolymath  5 star

Unsurpassed insiders' views of UK politics, from grand strategy through titillating gossip. First class reviews of the UK's manifold cultural offerings.


Significantly Degraded  dagman80  2 star

Less intuitive and clumsier than prior versions. Call this one a fail and bring back the predecessor please.


Highly recommended  Billybankers  5 star

Simply the best economic, political and philosophical comment I read. Keep it up Fraser and team!

Yorkshire Boy US

It's Right Wing but not Wing-Nut  Yorkshire Boy US  1 star

I've been reading the Spectator for years. It's basically a magazine for political junkies but as an ex-pat I find it keeps me in touch with the zeitgeist in England. They are now full on fascists. Delingpole and Moore are the first ones I'd put against the wall. Then that asswipe Taki.

Gateshead Review

The Cream of Contemporary British Commentary  Gateshead Review  5 star

Slightly to the left of the WSJ and much more to the right of the NY Times, the Spectator combines the very best of British commentary on world politics and the arts. The contributions of the weekly columnists are erudite and constantly entertaining. Overall, the best weekly read for anyone with the most marginal interest in UK culture but beyond this a fine-edged view of word events.


No app support  sogalitno  1 star

I had read the SPECTATOR for years in print and was thrilled to have the ease of the APP. I love the writing. HOWEVER, subscribing thru iTunes (which is the only way you can do a monthly sub) has become a nightmare in using the app. For many months the app is not recognizing the iTunes sub on any iOS device. Mini iPad, iPad or iPhone. I have submitted several 'ticket' and no one responds with a viable solution. There is no web id for iTunes users and no matter how many times I delete and reinstall the app there are NO DOWNLOADS of the current mags. Nor can one use the iTunes sub to access the website ... This is really unforgivable - the app has not been updated since 2014 and there was a major iOS update this year. It's sad. I doubt I will hear from any one at the SPECTATOR. If I do I will come back and write another review. Do not purchase this app.


Mr  SB65$  5 star

Wonderful writing, a great read to end the working week.


Great app, great articles!  Vmetta  5 star

A breath of fresh air in today's news oultlets! Recommend

CBH in Newbury

CBH  CBH in Newbury  3 star

Great magazine for the variety of topics, originality of the pieces, and especially smoothness of the prose. But on an iPhone 6, not so much.


Excellent  Zsoltaros  5 star

A magazin worth reading!


Magazinelib magazinelib 3 star

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John Gibbons think_or_swim 3 star

I can think of no greater honour than being pilloried in the right-wing Spectator magazine!


London Life iPhone5Apple1 3 star

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